Nimo Hersi

Program Officer and Facilitator

Nimo currently works as a Program Officer supporting the roll out of a Statewide Disability program called Belong.

She is a lived experience practitioner and works as a community services consultant who provides recommendations to various agencies including, government departments, nonprofit and for profit organisations on how to implement and improve policies and strategies for marginalised communities.

As the former disability advocacy coordinator for the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV), she led and established the first statewide disability network for ethnically diverse communities in Victoria. She is part of the Strategic Advisory Committee for People with Disability Australia, the national peak body that represents people with disability (PWDA). Nimo sat on the advisory committee for Financial Capability Projects at Women’s Referral Exchange Network (WIRE), and is one of the co-designers of the Intersectional Guide for designing, adapting and delivering financial capability education.

She also coordinated the Multicultural NDIS Connector Project for ECCV and was a bilingual Financial Literacy educator for Women’s Health in the North. Nimo is from an East African background, is a mother of two and a passionate advocate for women, children and young people with a disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Nimo is currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Politics and Policy and is the current Vice President of Disability Justice Australia.